Sally - posted on 10/11/2011 ( 73 moms have responded )
What are your Halloween Rules, when it come to candy? Do your kids trick or treat? Do you buy the candy back from them? Trade it for a treat? We have a dentist in our area who buys back the kids candy and then donates it to Soldiers. I personally let mine have a free for all with her candy. It only takes a day or 2 and then all that is left is the stuff she won't eat. I wait until she forgets about it, then throw the rest away.
I don't see the point of going trick or treating for candy if you are just going to take it away. I loved Halloween as a kid and since Candy was a true treat for us it was a very special event. I hate seeing all the fun being taken out of it. The Dr. Sears website suggested the kids leave their candy out for the Great Pumpkin & then the Great Pumpkin will leave them a gift. I find that crazy. Just what we need, another present to buy. A few days of candy isn't going to hurt them. And once it is gone, it is gone. So many spoil sports in the world.